If being out of work has any advantages, one of them is that Happy Hour always starts on time.
I know I lot of people don’t like the taste of different whiskeys – I used to be one of them. And I have to admit that I really don’t dig the taste of a Manhattan (classic drink that it is…). If you’re in my camp, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy whiskey, bourbon and rye – and today’s drink is a perfect example.
The Pear Sling
2 oz rye (or bourbon)
2 oz. pear nectar*
¼ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lemon juice
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously (which will produce a light foam) and strain into a cocktail glass – garnish with a little sprinkle of nutmeg. That's right, nutmeg. Just do it.
This drink is one of those that goes down verrrrrry easily – almost too easily.
*I use Kern’s which I can find in the grocery store